H.Res. 676 (113th): Providing for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution of the United States.


Jul 22, 2014
113th Congress, 2013–2015


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jul 30, 2014

This simple resolution was agreed to on July 30, 2014. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Pete Sessions

Representative for Texas's 32nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2014
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

7/30/2014--Passed House amended.Authorizes the Speaker of the House of Representatives to initiate or intervene in one or more civil actions, on behalf of the House, in a federal court of ... Read more >


Jul 22, 2014

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 28, 2014
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 30, 2014
Agreed To

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Jul 30, 2014
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed).

This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 676”). A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

Jul 30, 2014 6:28 p.m.
Passed 225/201

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